What’s Wrong With Sunstein and Vermeule’s Lesser Evil Argument for Capital Punishment and Other Human Rights Violations

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What’s Wrong With Sunstein and Vermeule’s Lesser Evil Argument for Capital Punishment and Other Human Rights Violations

Discussion 1: Chapter 7 in your text details a number of ethical considerations in criminal justice policy making. From the chapter, choose one of the following issues: public opinion about punishment, mandatory minimum sentencing, the “War on Drugs,” truth in sentencing, or sexual predators. Create at least three moral guidelines for the creation of effective criminal justice policies to address your chosen issue.Your initial post should be at least 450 words in length not counting any references you include.

Discussion 2: Chapter 7 in your text discusses moral arguments advanced about capital punishment. The articles “Killing in Good Conscience: What’s Wrong With Sunstein and Vermeule’s Lesser Evil Argument for Capital Punishment and Other Human Rights Violations?” and How social media is pushing the limits of legal ethics address ethical issues regarding the death penalty (Blumenson, 2007; Harris, 2011). In this discussion, address capital punishment and its implementation in the United States. Examine its use and application against the logical fallacy of “two wrongs make a right.” If capital punishment can be proven to be a logical fallacy, discuss the efficacy of its continued use. Your initial post should be at least 450 words in length not counting any references you include.

 

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